"Flower Pot Man"
16 x 20 Watercolor on watercolor canvas, framed
I painted this one "plein air" at Heathcote Botanical Garden in Ft. Pierce, Florida. It was my first experience with painting on canvas made just for watercolors and I found it quite interesting and exciting. The canvas doesn't take the pigment as readily as paper, but it is great fun to do washes and paint wet into wet on the canvas. It was more like working with tints and I find that getting darks is a bit harder (and more muddy) than on paper. However, I was pleased with this painting, which captures the essence of a tropical garden. Click on this to enlarge and see the variance in colors, which is quite beautiful.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you from Egretta Wells! May all your dreams come true in 2013! Thank you for looking at my blog and I hope you have enjoyed visiting it often. All the best, and I hope to see you back here soon. My New Year's resolution is to paint more and better!
"Florida Sunset" 6 x 6 Acrylic on panel $40
There is no snow in Florida! It is lovely here and there are many Northerners (we call them Snow Birds) making their way to Florida where it is in the 70's, nice and sunny. The sunsets are outstanding. Here is a view from our Lake Okeechobee, where every night God paints the sky with His Mighty brush!
Back in the Palmetto brush, a tractor "graveyard" is full of old tractors probably beyond repair, but so interesting to look at! I took over 100 photos of various old tractors, tires and wheels. What a great place to wander through. I love the old reddish rusty colors of the machinery with vines growing all around and over them. Click on it for a closer view. Consider this as a man's gift....he'd love it. To buy, just click on Buy Now on Pay Pal and it is so easy. I ship promptly with careful packing and will get it to you for Christmas. Thanks for looking.
Painting is my passion and I try to paint as much as possible everyday. I love gardening and decorating my home, but when it is hot like it is here in summer, I find my studio is where I want to be! I have also been writing a book about my experiences in the antique shop business. Writing a book is a lot of hard work, what with editing and trying to get one's ideas down in a concise and interesting manner, not to mention the frustrations of using the computer!! I've almost completed it, though. I love so many creative things, including quilting! There just is not enough hours in the day.